Summer is perfect for falling in love. The weather’s pleasant, and the world seems like your oyster. So, this Summer, as the sun shines bright and the warm breeze fills the air, indulge in heartwarming romantic comedies. These 15 romantic comedy movies will fill you with joy, whether you’re spending a lazy Sunday afternoon alone or a cozy movie night with your partner or friends. Get ready to laugh, swoon, and feel the magic of love as you binge-watch these spectacular romantic comedy movies list collected by Open Sky News.
1. “Shotgun Wedding”
Amazon Prime’s Shotgun Wedding is the perfect blend of reality and fantasy. Its charming characters, sizzling chemistry, and picturesque settings captivate viewers.
Starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel as Darcy and Tom, this movie takes us on a thrilling adventure. When they set out to have a glamorous destination wedding, they face a lot of troubles, mostly involving their dramatic families. With an ex showing up, lots of family drama, and pre-wedding jitters, things get too intense, and the two decide to call off the wedding. However, the future has something else in store as their families are taken hostage, and it is now up to Darcy and Tom to navigate the intense situation and save their families and themselves. With a new take on “till death do us part,” this film promises to be a rollercoaster of laughter, love, and exciting plot twists.
2. “You People”
Get ready to laugh uncontrollably when you see Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy in one cast. This fresh romantic comedy follows Ezra (Hill) and Amira (Lauren London), who come from different backgrounds but, against all odds, still get together. Their families, however, have differing opinions about their relationship. Watch how they overcome the toxic family dynamics to blossom their love.
With genuine chemistry between the lead characters and heartfelt performances, You People explores the power of acceptance, the beauty of diversity, and the strength of love in overcoming obstacles. It’s the perfect choice for a heartwarming and engaging romance to enjoy during the summer season.
3. “Your Place or Mine”
If you have a long-distance best friend, give them a call after this light-hearted romantic comedy. Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher play the roles of best friends Debbie and Peter. Peter offers to help Debbie with her son and moves to LA to look after him while she takes his place in New York. But soon after, they discover that change might not be what they sought.
Your Place or Mine celebrates the power of love, second chances, and the beauty of relationships that stand the test of time. With its heartwarming plot and lovable characters, this film promises to be an unforgettable journey of love and self-discovery for audiences to enjoy.
4. “The Little Mermaid”
This long-awaited Disney remake came out on May 26 and was beloved by many—the classic starred Halle Bailey as Ariel and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. While including iconic scenes like Ariel collecting human artifacts and learning about life with legs, this remake features a few new additions to the beloved tale.
The stunning underwater kingdom of Atlantica comes to life with breathtaking CGI and mesmerizing visuals, introducing the audience to a magical world like never before.
5. “Asteroid City”
For those who love a blend of romance and science fiction, this one’s for you. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, and Scarlett Johansson, which should be enough to convince you to watch this one, but if you’re still skeptical, here’s a bit more to get you excited. The movie is set in a 1955 fictional American Desert, and there is talk of a Junior Stargazer convention with lots of aliens, UFOs, and extra-terrestrial beings.
Overall, the film effortlessly blends science fiction elements with heartwarming romance. You’ll be mesmerized by the budding passion between the characters as they navigate unexpected encounters with aliens and confront the complexities of life, love, and loss.
6. “The Kissing Booth”
This movie took Netflix and our lives by storm and for good reason. In this sweet high school romance, Elle (Joey King) is crushing on her best friend’s older brother, who also falls in love with her. The two must find a way to make their relationship work without hurting those close to them. This movie has three parts, all with interconnected storylines, so be sure to watch them in order.
All in all, this Netflix gem is an absolute delight for anyone who loves a fun and emotional teen love story. Its captivating storyline, relatable characters, and spectacular chemistry between the leads make it the perfect watch for a cozy night.
7. “Safe Haven”
Safe Haven isn’t your typical Nicholas Sparks story. The romance is undoubtedly fantastic and enough to get you, but the plot twists will keep you. Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough) flees after the attempted murder of her alcoholic, abusive husband. She meets widowed single dad Alex Wheatley (Josh Duhamel), and they fall in love despite their uncomfortable pasts. As secrets unfold and hearts collide, the film beautifully explores the power of forgiveness and the strength of embracing the unknown.
8. “Southside With You”
Besides a first date between two young individuals in college, the best part about this one is that it’s based on a true story. Ever heard of Barack and Michelle Obama? We thought so. Watch how the iconic duo fell in love on one fine summer day.
Obama invites Michelle, his ambitious colleague, on a romantic day-long date. The two explore the vibrant streets of Chicago’s South Side together, indulge in deep conversations, and discover an electrifying connection that goes beyond their professional lives.
Southside With You is a must-watch for anyone who believes in the power of destiny. It will leave you inspired, moved, and believing in the ability of love to change lives!
9. “Dear John”
“True Love always finds a way.” This is precisely what we learn when we follow Savannah Lynn Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) and John Tyree (Channing Tatum) in this beautiful romance. Even with many external factors creating issues, you’ll see that people who belong together always find a way back to each other.
10. “500 Days of Summer”
Taking an opposite approach from movie No. 9, this one teaches us that sometimes, no matter how badly you want something, it’s not going to happen. A harsh lesson that summer love birds need to learn.
The movie features the 500-day journey of Tom and Summer as they navigate the highs and lows of their romantic relationship. Tom’s a hopeless romantic, while Summer only believes in casual relationships. As he falls in love with her, he becomes deeply entangled in a whirlwind of emotions and dreams of a perfect love story. However, he must face the harsh reality of Summer’s beliefs being the opposite of his. Throughout the movie, their exciting story unfolds through non-linear storytelling, showcasing both the blissful moments and heart-breaking realities of modern love.
11. “A Walk to Remember”
This movie is a pure classic and one of our favorites. This movie follows Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) and Landon Carter (Shane West), who experience more profound love in a few summer months than most people do during their lifetime. But Time and Love aren’t always mutually exclusive. A throwback romance of all time, and it never gets old no matter how many times you watch it.
12. “Call Me by Your Name”
Based on a novel of the same name, this movie follows Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and doctoral student Oliver (Armie Hammer), who stays with Elio and his family in Italy. Throughout the Summer, the two develop feelings for each other, and their relationship is an important “coming-of-age” story for every character. If you’re an introvert, you might want to watch this one.
13. “The Idea of You”
The breathtaking Anne Hathaway stars in this romantic comedy as the older lover. If you’re into age-gap romance, this movie is perfect for you! After a lot of convincing from her daughter, Sophie (Hathaway) is a newly divorced mother who takes her to Coachella to see her favorite boy band. Ironically, she falls for the same band’s 24-year-old lead singer (August Moon). Watch to see how everything folds out!
A different plot from the all-too-familiar romcoms. In this one, Zendaya takes on the role of Tashi, a tennis coach who trains her husband. He reaches a grand slam championship level and goes to the finale. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Well, not quite. Trouble lurks around the corner in the shape of Tashi’s ex-boyfriend, who is set to face Tashi’s husband in the finale. Sports fanatics would want to take advantage of this.
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This article was produced by Our Woven Journey. Thanks to Open Sky News for the list of movies.
Demi Michele is a seasoned traveler, turned freelance writer. Having explored most states and ventured internationally, her love for outdoor cafes, new cuisines, and cultural immersion shines through her wide range of articles. Based in Texas with her family and two Scottish Terriers, Demi turns her adventures into captivating travel narratives to share with readers.